• thwalker13 posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years ago

    Well, I would assume that you all are aware that the forum is down again. I have sent GSaM an email regarding the outage. However, as most you know. There is no guarantee when or even if the forum will return.

    I will go on record and say that I have not received a reply from GSaM in months. I don’t want to hide anything from you guys, but I…[Read more]

    • Well damn it was a good ride while it lasted I hope it does come back up though

      • As do I man.

        • Well depending on how long it takes/if it starts looking rather bleak, I might look into some sort of free forum host and starting a new Forum, I’d extend admin and Moderatorships to those who had said status on the last site, and kind of just allow us to try and rebuild, but let’s see what happens with this first. Hopefully it works out.

          • I’ve dabbled in that thought as well. Though I was looking at the vBulletin site. Pretty expensive.

            • Yeah it is. There are a few free forum places, but they’re pretty meh, but it’d be better than nothing. If I had the income at the moment, I’d look into something better, but I don’t at the moment.

          • http://www.capturinglostfootsteps.com/gundam/

            This isn’t half bad…nice work Grime 90 Deuce

            • I just added it this morning before I left to work. I don’t really have any experience with forums and I’ve only been on Gundam Forums for a few weeks, so, I know it’s missing a bunch of the sections and topics, but if you let me know of sections/topics that need to be on there, I’ll add them. I just thought it would be nice to have a back up…[Read more]

    • Zeta replied 8 years ago

      I’m pretty sure that the site will come back online. It’s gone down in the past, yet has always come back up. Here’s a quote I though up of that ought to help ease your minds, “Mankind’s ability to build bridges is unprecedented. Yet, from time to time, nature, fate, or other outside forces seek to destroy said bridges. However, if mankind can…[Read more]

    • Ok, do we not have access to the forum files period?

      If we have access we could atleast move hosts and update the file.

      I have experience with forums as well.

      What I don’t get is why we haven’t moved the forum in the past after this happening. It seems to be kinda common.

    • Basically what the deal is, is this. The forum continues to have these issues because nothing is actually done to FIX them. What happens is when the forum goes down, a person is contracted to fix it. Before, M1ck3y would fix the forum as he was employed by GSaM. That is no longer the case. Therefore another person is hired to “fix” it. What that…[Read more]

      • Then lets build it from scratch then.

        All we need is hosting, a domain and a forum package.

        I’m down, and I can contribute some funds to get us started.

      • https://www.proboards.com/

        Free (most likely ad supported, need to research more) but looks pretty good. The premium ($10/mo) has an import feature. So if we could get the database we could import the data.

      • Zeta replied 8 years ago

        Hmmm… clouded, the Forums future is.

    • So far, their record seems to be good in that they always get the forum back up one way or another. I think the fact that it’s up already (assuming it doesn’t go down again immediately) is a good sign.

  • Bossguy posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 10 months ago

    I’m getting database errors again. They’re probably doing maintenance on it.

  • thwalker13 posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 10 months ago

    So is anyone else getting the database errors again? I can’t even login.

  • thwalker13 posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 10 months ago

    Painted a few more parts last night. I got home late and didn’t have much time but I got the gold parts painted and I painted the thrusters with a gloss black base coat. Tonight I’m hoping to get a layer of Future onto the gold parts and possibly the frame parts as well. Might paint the 100% black parts while I’m at it.
  • thwalker13 posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 11 months ago

    So I have a few updates.

    1: I was able to get the frame parts of the Banshee Norn painted up. I used German Grey for the frame parts, on the 1.0 version I used a Gunmetalish paint. It really made the kit to dark in my opinion. So this time I went with German Grey, it’ll retain the dark scheme of the kit without making it, to dark.

    2: I got…[Read more]

    • As a huge fan of German Grey, I’m anxious to see those frame parts.

      Regarding the forum, it’s good news but only time will tell if the issue is solved completely. I’m hoping there’s no data loss this time.

    • I’ve been a fan of German Grey since I painted my MG Kampfer with it. It’s great stuff. And I think it’ll really give the Banshee a good look and feel. Better than my 1.0 version anyways.

      And yeah, only time will tell. But hopefully this time it actually works.

    • My Norn arrived yesterday. Holy CRAP there’s a ton of runners in there!

      • I know right. Did you notice the added bonus part that comes with the Armored Armor DE plate?

        • I did not! Explain!

          • If you look at the plate with all the Armed Armor DE parts. You’ll notice a long gray piece with a peg on each end. That part, is what the Unit 3 Phenex HG used to mount the twin DEs onto it’s backpack.

            • No kidding? That’s convenient. Especially since I’m going to pass on the Phenex; too expensive, and the gold plastic is ugly.

              Speaking of gold, I might…MIGHT…paint the Norn’s “crown” with Gundam marker. Should be easy enough; I dig the orange look, but the gold might look a bit better.

              Of course, this is all just idle speculation. The Norn…[Read more]

            • No way. Are you telling me you’re going to make a Unicorn Banshee Phenex Norn? That will be one HECK of a suit. I’m really excited to see what you do.

              • You’re close. I’m officially calling:
                Unicorn Gundam Unit 04 Dremora

                • I see the obvious TES reference there. The forum can’t get back online soon enough. We need more order to keep track of projects like this, haha.

                  • I agree, the forum needs back up.

                    I’ve contemplated on adding a few areas of very dark red to the Destroy Mode. Just haven’t made up my mind yet.

  • thwalker13 posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 11 months ago

    So over the weekend I was able to finish up de-nubbing the framework parts to the Banshee Norn. So it’s finally time to start painting. So far I have all the frame parts, all the Armed Armor DE parts, the entire backpack + Armed Armor XC, the entire waist section, parts of the chest and feet, and the entire head.

    So I can’t wait to start…[Read more]

    • Sounds like a lot of parts to be painted. You’re still set on finishing the head first?

    • The head will most likely be completed 1st. But we’ll just have to wait and see what get’s done 1st.

      It would also seem that I might be doing a favor for a friend of mine while I paint the Norn. We’ll see tomorrow as a few friends and I are making a trip to HobbyTown.

    • niiice! oh yeah what do you have in store for the color scheme?

    • I bought the HGUC Norn Destroy Mode because of you. Should be arriving any day now…and I’ve got the head base to build, too. Dunno if I’m going to paint them, as they do look kinda cool by default, even if they’re not 100% “screen accurate” that way.

      • Yeah that is my goal with the Unicorn Mode. Make it as close to screen accurate as possible. The Destroy Mode on the other hand, will be a bit more personalized.

  • Bossguy posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 11 months ago

    I’m currently watching Gundam Wing and G Gundam. I’m not sure how I feel about Wing yet. I’ll have to watch more episodes in order to make my decision. However, I am loving G Gundam. It’s so different from your average Gundam show that I almost can’t treat it as such.

    • You’d never seen Wing before?

      • Nope. I’ve been staying pretty much within U.C. I was staying away from Wing because of the things I’ve heard about it. Thought I’d give it a try since I ran out of things to watch.

        • Ignore the haters. It has its flaws, but it’s a very good show, and still my favorite. Like many others, it got me into Gundam, and when I rewatched it two years ago (first time since 2000!), I still loved it.

          • I don’t hate Wing, but it is the absolute worst Gundam series ever made. People in the West tend to give it a pass for its flaws because it introduced them to Gundam. It has some great moments on rare occasion, but overall it’s pretty meh. It’s kind of like Star Trek Enterprise in that way.

            Flawed as it is, I’d still rather watch Wing than 90%…[Read more]

            • Forgot to mention it, since it should go without saying, but G Gundam is freaking awesome. I don’t know where you are in the story yet, but once it gets to about episode 10 or so, it’ll really kick into high gear.

              • Everyone has their own opinions. Me personally, i think G gundam is a POS, it’s not even a real gundam show. They should have just used the concept and made a Super robot show instead. Gundam is about war, not guys in leotards fighting in a tournament.

                • You do know that it was never meant to be a “real” Gundam show, right?

                  As far as I’m concerned, the only real Gundam shows are set in/connected to the UC.

                  • As Zeta-G said, everybody has their own opinions. I’m almost halfway through G, and I really like it. It’s just pure fun.

                    I’m only five episodes through Wing, but I still enjoy it. The openings are nice and fast paced.

            • Enterprise is VASTLY underrated. A lot of people have been rediscovering that show since the Blu-ray sets came out, and kicking themselves for either missing it or trashing it in the first place. 😉

              • I actually like Enterprise a lot more than Voyager. All Star Trek and Gundam series are good to some degree (although that cannot be said for every episode). It’s just a matter of degree. Zeta and DS9 are simply the pinnacles of their respective franchises and so they naturally make the other entries in their franchises look worse than they…[Read more]

    • After watching Wing a second time, I actually liked more than I though I did. I does have its flaws (bland heroes, over-powered MS’s, not a lot of ace pilots), but for what it’s worth it is a decent gateway Gundam series.

      • Being the first Gundam series I ever watched is the only reason I’m not writing it out completely from memory, haha. I don’t have interest in watching the whole series again, but I’m more than willing to watch Endless Waltz despite the impractical WZC taking center stage.

        • Was G Gundam that one where they have fights like a tournament, or was it before Zeta Gundam, I don’tremember now, I have watched a few series back to back.

          • G Gundam is the one with the tournaments. It is the first AU, and the fifth full length Gundam series overall. Zeta is the second series.

  • thwalker13 posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 11 months ago

    So I got these guys in the mail today. I can’t wait to start on it.

    I have run into a conundrum though. With the addition of the clear orange Psycho Frame, I’m unsure as…

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  • thwalker13 posted an update in the group Group logo of Gundam Forums Gundam Forums 8 years, 11 months ago

    I received an email from MCGundam as I was leaving work yesterday. She was not aware of the issues with the forum, but said that she will get the tech into the process of fixing the issue as soon as she can. And to hopefully fix it so that it doesn’t happen again. So I guess for now, the waiting game continues.